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Using mobiles abroad set to be cheaper



Over 50s who are taking a holiday abroad will soon find the cost of staying in touch with people at home much cheaper.

The European parliament this week voted in favour of placing a cap on the cost of texting home or using the internet facility on mobile phones while abroad.

This means that holidaymakers who want to text people at home or access social networking sites on their handsets will no longer have to pay over the odds.

MEP Alyn Smith commented: "Consumers will save an estimated 5 billion a year, leaving more holiday money in peoples' back pockets and protecting them from bill shocks."

He added that this is very "good news" for those who use their mobile phones abroad on a regular basis.

Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European commission, has also praised the move, describing it as a positive step for both business and leisure travellers.

He added that the result of the vote makes Europe the most attractive continent in the world for those with mobile phones.




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